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16-06-2014, 06:57 PM
There is no such thing as evil
There is no such thing as evil.





Good and evil is a bunch of crap.




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16-06-2014, 07:03 PM
RE: There is no such thing as evil
(16-06-2014 06:57 PM)Jeremy E Walker Wrote:  There is no such thing as evil.





Good and evil is a bunch of crap.




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I agree, but of course it does depend on the definitions you place on these.
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16-06-2014, 07:07 PM
RE: There is no such thing as evil
I think the concepts of good and evil are subjective. I don't believe in any universal good or evil.
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16-06-2014, 07:07 PM (This post was last modified: 16-06-2014 07:11 PM by sporehux.)
RE: There is no such thing as evil
They are labels, like happy and sad.
They exist only in the context where they are being evaluated.

They are concepts which would cease to exist without man to invoke them. Evolved social concepts that would likely predate homosapian.

Theism is to believe what other people claim, Atheism is to ask "why should I".
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16-06-2014, 07:20 PM
RE: There is no such thing as evil
(16-06-2014 06:57 PM)Jeremy E Walker Wrote:  There is no such thing as evil.





Good and evil is a bunch of crap.




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I think it's evil that you took up 19 lines with a 4 line post. Dodgy

I am not accountable to any God. I am accountable to myself - and not because I think I am God as some theists would try to assert - but because, no matter what actions I take, thoughts I think, or words I utter, I have to be able to live with myself.
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16-06-2014, 07:31 PM
RE: There is no such thing as evil
(16-06-2014 07:20 PM)Impulse Wrote:  
(16-06-2014 06:57 PM)Jeremy E Walker Wrote:  There is no such thing as evil.
Good and evil is a bunch of crap.
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I think it's evil that you took up 19 lines with a 4 line post. Dodgy

So is quoting the blank lines, bad forum etiquette is evil Evil_monster

Theism is to believe what other people claim, Atheism is to ask "why should I".
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16-06-2014, 08:43 PM
RE: There is no such thing as evil
Shouldn't it be "good and evil" *are* a bunch of crap ?
Just sayin.

The ancient Hebrews thought evil was "chaos", (as the famous Jewish Torah scholar and philosopher, Martin Buber wrote in "Good and Evil".) They got the notion from the Babylonians, (Marduk Slays the Dragon of Chaos, ie Tiamet).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiamat

Humans have used many words and ideas to explain the world they see around themselves. Some are outdated, and childish.

Insufferable know-it-all.Einstein God has a plan for us. Please stop screwing it up with your prayers.
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16-06-2014, 08:47 PM
RE: There is no such thing as evil
This is what I actually said:

(16-06-2014 08:45 AM)Dom Wrote:  There is no such thing as evil. There is such a thing as evolutionary traits, the instinct for self preservation and competition with other living things.

There is social conditioning, there is lack of education, there are chemical imbalances in the brain, there is indoctrination and any number of things that can go wrong in the development of a human being. It's amazing that so many sane people result, the ways that things can go wrong are too many to put here.

That doesn't make anyone "evil", it can, however, make them dangerous and they need to be prevented from acting out.

Good and evil is a bunch of crap.

[Image: dobie.png]Science is the process we've designed to be responsible for generating our best guess as to what the fuck is going on. Girly Man
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16-06-2014, 08:48 PM
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[Image: FAP.gif]

It's Special Pleadings all the way down!


Magic Talking Snakes STFU -- revenantx77


You can't have your special pleading and eat it too. -- WillHop
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16-06-2014, 09:06 PM
RE: There is no such thing as evil
(16-06-2014 08:48 PM)Taqiyya Mockingbird Wrote:  [Image: FAP.gif]

I am posting this from the ER 'cause I had a seizure and shit. When they asked can you think of anything that might've brought this on. I said "FAPPING is highly likely."

There is only one really serious philosophical question, and that is suicide. -Camus
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